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Crystal Palace v Arsenal, 10 April 2017 – The Match Officials. A ref who gets 80% right!!!!!

by Andrew Crawshaw

Before I look into our game I would like to welcome Chris Kavanagh to the Premier League as a new referee.  He takes charge of the Saturday game between West Brom and Southampton.  Chris was born in Lancashire but is affiliated to Cleveland (NE of England).

So far this year he had refereed 35 games mostly in the Championship with a few in League 1 and 2 and some cup games.    In those he has issued 115 yellow and 2 red cards.  A couple of weeks ago I watched the Fulham v Wolves game with him in charge and truth be told I didn’t think he had a very good game. I hope that he pays particular attention on Saturday and has more awareness of the differences between a yellow and red card offences.

For our Monday Night game we have:-

  • Referee – Michael Oliver  31 years old from Northumberland and FIFA Accredited
  • Assistant 1 – Gary Beswick  from Durham and FIFA Accredited
  • Assistant 2 – Jake Collin  from Mersyside and FIFA Accredited
  • Fourth Official – Neil Swarbrick  50 years old from Lancashire

So once again an experienced team with the Ref and both Assistants having their FIFA Accreditation.  We have seen that this doesn’t necessarily mean much in terms of the accuracy of the decisions being given on the pitch.

This will be the fourth time that Mr Oliver has been charge of an Arsenal game we have already seen him for :-

Matchweek 1 Arsenal v Liverpool 3 – 4

Ref Review: Arsenal – Liverpool

82.3% Overall weighted score, bias against the two teams of 60/40 and two wrong Important Decisions (Second Yellow, Red Cards, Penalties and Goals).

  • Min 45+1 Liverpool goal scored following a ‘phantom’ foul. and
  • Min 75 Chambers was offside when scoring Arsenal’s third goal.

Right result, wrong score should have been Arsenal 2 – Liverpool 3

Matchweek 6 Arsenal v Chelsea 3 – 0

Ref Review Arsenal – Chelsea : Another good performance from the ref!

81.4% Overall weighted score, bias against the two teams of 10/90 but no wrong Important Decisions

Matchweek 20 Bournemouth v Arsenal 3 – 3

REF REVIEW BOURNEMOUTH – ARSENAL:

84.2% overall weighted score, bias against the two teams on 21/79.  One wrong Important Decision when in Min 58 committed a foul on Bellerin in the build up to Bournemouth’s third goal which therefore shouldn’t have counted.

What has he been like in the past two seasons?

2015-16 – Two games and two draws

Arsenal v Liverpool 24 August (0 – 0)

Ref Review: Arsenal – Liverpool

67% overall weighted score, bias against the two teams of 90/10 and three wrong Important Decisions which certainly cost us two points.

  • Min 8 Aaron Ramsey scored a perfectly good goal only for it to be ruled out for an erroneous offside decision.
  • Min 72 Lucas should have conceded a penalty for a foul on Giroud and in
  • Min 85 Mignolet was correctly given a yellow card for timewasting but that should have been his second as he should have had a first in
  • Min 58 when he deliberately kicked the ball away.

Spurs v Arsenal 5 March (2 – 2)

Ref Review: Tottenham – Arsenal : not the consistency we are asking for

56% overall weighted score, bias against the two teams of 14/86 and two wrong Important Decisions.

  • Min 65 Lamella fouls Sanchez for a yellow card (given) and then pushes him for a second (not given),
  • Min 79 Dier  (already on a yellow card) made a deliberate attack breaking foul – the foul was given but not the second yellow card.  Another two points denied by the referee.  25 minutes against 10 men and 10 against 9 would almost certainly have seen an Arsenal win.

Going back to 2014-15 and we had Mr Oliver on three occasions – three draws against Spurs, Liverpool and Chelsea.  We have full reviews for the Spurs and Liverpool games only.

Arsenal v Spurs 27 Sept (1 – 1)

REFEREE REVIEW: Arsenal – Tottenham

66% overall weighted score, bias against the two teams of 85/15 and two wrong Important Decisions.

  • Min 30 Rose should have conceded a penalty for a foul on Wilshere and
  • Min 72 Mason should have had a second yellow card for a foul on Özil (his first should have come in Min 15 for a foul on Wilshere).  Another game where we were denied two points by Mr Oliver.

Liverpool v Arsenal 21 December (2 – 2)

Ref Review Liverpool – Arsenal. Someone put something in the ref’s tea at half time

67% overall weighted score, bias against the two teams 0/100 and two wrong Important Decisions.  Min 61 Sterling should have been dismissed for a second yellow card (deliberate handball) his first should have come in Min 46 for a dive when Debuchy was wrongly booked instead.

  • Min 90+1 Borini was dismissed for a second yellow card, the challenge deserved a straight red card carrying a three match suspension.  Again a draw where the result should probably have been an Arsenal win with a man advantage for 30 minutes.

Arsenal v Chelsea 26 April (0 – 0) – here is a link to Walter’s post game report.

Arsenal – Chelsea, wake us up at the final whistle

Chelsea coming for and getting a draw with a typical Maureen example of anti-football.  No  indications of any howlers from Mr Oliver in this one.

Summary

  1. Mr Oliver certainly seems to have improved as a referee this year compared with the previous two seasons.  He has scored a highly creditable 80% plus in each of his three games involving Arsenal so far this season.  A fourth score like these will be very welcome on Monday night.
  2. Where he isn’t so good generally is in recognising the bad challenges and issuing second yellow or red cards.  In our analysis of the first 16 weeks of the season, we noted 7 wrong second yellow card decisions and 11 wrong red cards, we didn’t note a single correct sending off. In total he made 32 wrong decisions in his 14 games, an average of just over 2 per game.
  3. His bias numbers against Arsenal are PGMO typical so expect four out of five wrong decisions to be in Palace’s favour.
  4. He is worse than average on penalties getting 13 correct and 12 wrong so just over 50% correct (the all referee figures are 206 correct and 107 wrong so about 65% correct).
  5. Unlike last week’s referee, Mr Oliver isn’t one to normally strike fear into our hearts and I’m hoping that he will produce another commendable exhibition of refereeing.

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23 comments to Crystal Palace v Arsenal, 10 April 2017 – The Match Officials. A ref who gets 80% right!!!!!

  • Norman14

    I always thought that Oliver, along with Clattenberg were our best referees. Whilst I still think this, I have noticed a sharp decline in Oliver’s performances this season, and I doubt if he will get anywhere near the 80% mark on Monday.

  • colario

    May be ‘one day’ is not so far away after all.

    See down below:

    http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/39537545

  • Samuel Akinsola Adebosin

    Oliver Giroud if well and sound MUST start at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace on Monday night. And Sanchez, Ozil and Walcott if they too are well and strong MUST all start as mids fronts in the front three. Who and who will start at the base? Is either the Elneny/Xhaka axist again or the Coquelin/Xhaka axis? At the defence-line. I favour Bellerin, Gabriel, Mustafi and the improving Monreal to all start if they are physically and mentality okay to start and of course, Martinez has already been started by Le Prof for this match.

    If Arsenal beat Crystal Palace which they should comfortably, they will remain 5th or go 4th in the table if Man City lose to the desperate Hull City. So, anything is possible later this afternoon at the Etihad.

    My starts:
    Martinez
    Bellerin Gabriel Mustafi Monreal
    Coquelin Xhaka
    Walcott Ozil Sanchez
    Giroud.

    My bench:
    Mackey Debuchy Holding Gibbs Ramsey Perez Chamberlain.

    By the way, where has Perez gone to? Is he still at Arsenal? Welbeck and Iwobi, I’ve nothing against you duo. Its only I want to give you two a game rest to recoup energy & shapness for our next game

    My predicted scoreline:
    Crystal Palace 0-3 Arsenal @FT + the added time.

  • Samuel Akinsola Adebosin

    Oliver Giroud if well and sound MUST start at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace on Monday night. And Sanchez, Ozil and Walcott if they too are well and strong MUST all start as mid fronts in the front three. Who and who will start at the base? Is either the Elneny/Xhaka axist again or the Coquelin/Xhaka axis? At the defence-line. I favour Bellerin, Gabriel, Mustafi and the improving Monreal to all start if they are physically and mentality okay to start and of course, Martinez has already been started by Le Prof for this match.

    If Arsenal beat Crystal Palace which they should comfortably, they will remain 5th or go 4th in the table if Man City lose to the desperate Hull City. So, anything is possible later this afternoon at the Etihad.

    My starts:
    Martinez
    Bellerin Gabriel Mustafi Monreal
    Coquelin Xhaka
    Walcott Ozil Sanchez
    Giroud.

    My bench:
    Macey Debuchy Holding Gibbs Ramsey Perez Chamberlain.

    By the way, where has Perez gone to? Is he still at Arsenal? Welbeck and Iwobi, I’ve nothing against you duo. Its only I want to give you two a game rest to recoup energy & shapness for our next game

    My predicted scoreline:
    Crystal Palace 0-3 Arsenal @FT + the added time.

  • Menace

    Why does this system not capture the double post? This commenter (SAA) has posted doubles so many times that it shows lack of security in the site. It needs investigation & correction followed by rigorous testing.

  • Menace is sticking to his script, rather than the topic or expanding. Nice, your mum will be proud, Atheist much, when your conscience is that tingly, seeing the link between physics, (quantum mechanics included), natural law, existentialism, co-operative fate alignment and co-operative action, reaction and chaos theory gets scary I guess.

    Martin Atkinson produced arguably the worst refereeing … That is the view of former referees’ chief Keith Hackett, Atkinson chosen for Hammers clash (blatant penalty, Atkinson for Chelsea in January (Alonso assaults Bellerin), Atkinson Dec, 2 offside goals for city, Atkinson Drinkwater tackle red, nothing retrospective, was there? Atkinson Vardy dive same game, no card.

    “and we know we shall win, as we are confident, in the victory, of good over evil. Doping, I think everyone in the top six, Arsenal exempt didn’t provide player whereabouts and some missed medical checks, Arsenal aside. Sky match fixing, certain, Affiliated, to Liverpool and United, and State aid, via .gov, City have been in trade agreements with .gov and Chelsea via Russian Premier and Trump, back through Fox Entertainment Groups News Corp chaired by a hacking scandal liaison, connected to an advisor for asset management, responsible for fiscal budget and regulation of banks, including HBOS. – Yeah I’m biased and I does that law, That George Chichester in Taboo type thing.

    Legacies of British Slave-ownership – UCL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/ like you owe me something. 😀

    Monreal @ Bayern and Chelsea and Liverpool, (I told you so, upgrade required) I want Gibbs in, 2-2 @ Spurs he can do no wrong. I called, he was produced, he endeavoured and flagged at the goal mouth, I shouted again at the screen, he obliged, he scored, the whole pub looked at me. I left quietly as the whistle blew I left, grinning at the mob. Living in Chelsea, mocking their fans as they top the league, watching them shudder and cower on the district line as I list the cheats in their squad and dodgy calls. Truth hurts.

    Usmanov invest 300m and increase to majority shareholder please advantaging us in the market and with an owner who will give the Gaffer autonomy, rather than try and cause a fire sale.

    Oliver has been institutionalised, like a new recruit to the bully boys (Police Force currently having to investigate themselves, report goes to Attorney General Jeremy Wright MP) no problem if you dare mate.

    He was giving us a slight bias, got him squeezed, so the draws came (I noticed that too), next to the gangway (Ooh), I’m not alowed to go to matches, lest I am rendered undead during a fracas 🙁 soon, soon.

    I want us to subsidise tickets for young people up to 23 from low income households please. Noise in the stadium. I want an enforcement on persons not using tickets to surrender them for this purpose. Say aye, the Scots, miss you baby! Bring back the Vuvuzaela, and taking your shirt off and the advantage to the attacker to be enforced, until.

    Video referee to enforce after goal, because the lull while a stupid overzealous referee questions a call is a bit dire, not Ince dire, what was he on, smoking that same Robbie Earl, Paul Merson, Ian Wright I flopped my career not Wenger crack, really I’m a northerner who had to play for Arsenal (the former) crack. 4th principle of the DPA ty very much.

    Liverpool’s run in, eurgh, Spuds, tough run, Chelsea have had to play just the league to be 7 points clear, sums that up. United have to go for EUROPA IN MY OPINION, SO I THINK WHAT THEY WANT IS CITY FOURTH US FIFTH AND UNITED TO WIN THAT COMP. Here is too a Sunderland playing the Spuds last day, Savage them please.

    City are so inconsistent with their full back expected to cover for the front four so, anything goes.

    We must win everything from here in my opinion, I expect nothing less, with United having us, Spuds, and europa after s’hampton. And the Spurs game will see them likely try counter, we need to ransack Palace, operation occupy them in the final third, Bellerin on point, Mustarfi shift right, Monreal tuck in. More passing accuracy, so Elneny, Ramsey and Coquelin to come on, for Ozil and Giroud, Theo goes up top in the 65th, he does need to make a few substitutions without relying on medical team stats. Giroud to start. No Cabaye means they’ll brawl!

    Speaking of State Aid, 9th May I begin taking out Brent Council, so you know the council office opposite Wembley stadium, that sold the contract because the borough is broke and taking all the refugees, May doesn’t want. I will write to Dawn before that, she knows sign language and gets that it’s wrong but isn’t outspoken, but she will become outspoken or I’ll lose her, her job so 😀 But I fear she isn’t exerting herself, maybe getting squeezed by Jezza. It’s back to that strategic funding by the government again.

    A borough with like a Starbucks tells the story,

  • omgarsenal

    Can I have some of what you’re smoking Dwayne?

  • Menace

    Me too! except I don’t smoke so a cake would be better.

  • OMG, expand and I’ll retort, but the statement, posed as a question seem disingenuous and defamatory, likely inciteful, so back to the start of my sentence you go!

  • If you question the veracity of what I am saying then, Dawn Butler is the MP for Brent, the borough my birth was registered in, I am in a case with them, they cannot win on 9th of May 2017. Wembley is opposite the Council offices and they just began authorising the use of Wembley during Spuds move.

    And each and every one of those political entities is affiliated, by the means I suggest.

    Avoidance is the simplest most common defence mechanism. I do actions speak louder than words, lets see what happens over the summer transfer wise, because I want to see those other clubs meet FFP, keep their players and invest.

    Menace I really do appreciate you, objectivity arises from observing all points of view, a wise man may learn; even from a fool.

  • Oh just one more thing (Columbo); I really do love how subversive you attempt to use diction, meanwhile giving it all away in a name, bravo. Do you want a number, dunno about cakes, I know a mean Apple Pie baker.

  • If you refer to the consumption of misclassified controlled substances under The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 ratified by Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, let me know when you find a guy, because apparently it makes you understand profound shit like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Hrglx9PCpo 😀

  • Misspelling a name above your comment box, funny, either foolish or just an illustration of an ignorant antagonist! Do not argue with fools, at a distance people may confuse you for one and the same.

    Wait until you see my wife, my house and the business comes into fruition, this is a hostile takeover, just waiting on the economic curve.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic put United 1-0 up on 30 minutes with a fine turn and low shot on the edge of the box, before Larsson was harshly sent off by Craig Pawson for a high tackle on Ander Herrera.

  • Menace

    Dwain – it is not ‘pepa’ soup you been having. Your trigger finger is too busy on the keyboard & the brain is every which way but true.

    Like omgarsenal, I was lost with your first comment. It was everywhere & nowhere baby. It helps the reader if there is an obvious thread.

    Perhaps you should post an article with a little more detail so that everyone can understand. As for your wife, house & business….dude what has that got to do with Arsenal or Untold?

  • para

    4-1-4-1 always catches us out or causes difficulty and Crystal Palace play that formation so be prepared team.

  • para

    Dwain Kaye

    Said lyrics were taken by Bob from Haile Selassie’ speech and turned into a song.

  • Para I know I did the education. Menace, I’m struggling to find anyone who likes you here, why do you come back, saddest or more masochist? If I wanted to spell it out, I wouldn’t have written it the way I did, it was everywhere and full of antidotal disclaimers. I don’t re-write law for nothing.

    You don’t read, it’s money, politics and corruption these days, why do you think all the leagues that have challengers have gone a little more defensive, top four is a trophy?!

    You can separate wheat from chaff, using semantics, that’s why they made vocabulary to separate the classes. The best way to spread something is word of mouth, I want a slow roar. Always method in my actions, but from this lofty top 2%I don’t quite expect everyone to see my point of view.

    http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11670/10832627/arsene-wenger-should-pick-arsenal-successor-says-shareholder-alisher-usmanov 😀

  • Foul, climbing Bemteke on Gabriel 1-0, just put a certainly unassertive guy you’ve leant on when we play physical teams, and Cabaye and Benteke came back quickly. So who did Sky get their information from? Goal come from Monreal on the left, so much so Zaha is working on the left every counter.

    We’ve been unlucky, but we need to come out smarter, throwing our punches in bunches. The ball needs to move faster, a lot faster, Granit needs to screen the back 4 and nothing else. He might have to take off Welbeck and bring on Ramsey and move Walcott up top, Welbeck has been ineffective.

    And we need to retain possession in after the aerial duels, this is more important.

  • Menace

    Dwain I’ve seen Haile Selassie in real life. I don’t give a fuck for what you think but when you cannot be clear you must be missing a few screws. All the bollocks about Law is just your ego. Nobody cares about your history because you haven’t got a future.

  • 2. Foul on Giroud no penalty, they switch ends, Zaha slips again and finds his man! Left hand side!

    3. Foul on Giroud for a penalty, they go down Townsend dives, Penalty.

    Plus we are bereft of confidence, thanks to the media witch hunt and players leaving.

  • IWIT – Judge your power by the number of your enemy.

  • Foul in build up to goal 1 asking Gabriel to retaliate Benteke leading with arm over and over. Book Mustarfi, Gabby has to challenge first ball. Should have played Gibbs 2 came from left. Xaka not screening goal 1 and all game, sign me we go invincible. Players running to hide, only as strong as weakest link. Wenger sign in the summer, meet the Russian and offload everone underperforming, if necessary we drop europe for a year we can afford it.

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